[ASA] Call for Nominations to the Australian Keck Time Assignment Committee

Mita Brierley mita.brierley at astronomyaustralia.org.au
Mon Aug 17 14:21:10 AEST 2015

This is a call for nominations to the Australian Keck Time Assignment
Committee (KTAC). Applications close 4PM AEST on 4th September 2015.

A call for proposals for Keck time in 2016A will also be issued shortly by
the International Telescopes Support Office, AAO.


Keck Time Assignment Committee Membership: AAL positions 

Applications close 4PM AEST on 4th September 2015


Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) seeks applications for two positions on
the Keck Time Allocation Committee (KTAC).


AAL encourages applications from everyone with the appropriate expertise and
skills, including early-to-mid career researchers.  AAL has a target of at
least 25% female representation across all its committees, and strongly
encourages applications from women.  Travel costs for those participating in
committee meetings will be met by the AAO's International Telescopes Support

About KTAC

Through AAL, Australian-based astronomers have access to fifteen nights per
year on the Keck telescopes in 2016 and 2017. AAL along with the Australian
National University (ANU) and Swinburne University of Technology (SUT), who
each additionally have access to fifteen nights per year on Keck, have
agreed to trial a joint program in 2016 to manage access to the total of
forty-five nights available per year on the Keck telescopes. This model is
designed to facilitate larger programmes and broader collaborations to
maximise the scientific-return from Australia's engagement with the Keck


KTAC will allocate both the Australian national access (through AAL) and ANU
and SUT institutional access time on Keck through a single interface. KTAC
principles and procedures are attached to this call for applications. ANU,
SUT and AAL will all have representation on this committee, with AAL's
representatives being sourced from the Australian astronomical community.
The KTAC secretariat will be provided by the International Telescopes
Support Office of the Australian Astronomical Observatory.

KTAC membership

AAL is seeking applications for two positions on KTAC. Nominations for these
positions are open to astronomers based at any Australian university or
research organisation.


Membership of KTAC will be for an initial period of one year, with the
possibility of extension dependent on a review of the program in late 2016.


The initial call for proposals for Keck time in 2016A will be released
shortly. Successful applicants must be able to review proposals between
September 14th - October 4th, and available to attend a full day KTAC
meeting between 5th - 7th October.


If you consider yourself well-placed to contribute to KTAC via your
expertise and experience, please email Mita Brierley
<mailto:mita.brierley at astronomyaustralia.org.au>  with a maximum three-page
application with:


.         a brief CV,

.         your relevant expertise, 

.         any relevant conflicts of interest.


The deadline for applications is Friday 4th September 2015 at 4PM AEST.
Late applications will not be accepted.


Applications will be reviewed by the AAO Director on behalf of AAL. All
applicants will be informed by 10th September 2015.


For more information please contact Mita Brierley on (03) 9214 8012 or
mita.brierley at astronomyaustralia.org.au.



Dr Mita Brierley

Program Manager: Astronomical Infrastructure

Astronomy Australia Ltd


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